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James M. Lee, Jr., MD

Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist located in West Orange, NJ & New York, NY


James M. Lee, Jr, MD, in Orange, New Jersey and Bayonne, New Jersey believes in a patient-centered approach to medicine. Dr. Lee began his medical career at Emory University. After graduating in 1998 with a bachelor's degree in anthropology, he attended the prestigious Temple University, earning his Doctor of Medicine degree in 2002. Dr. Lee did his residency at Rutgers University in orthopedic surgery and then completed his fellowship training at the Georgetown University/Nirschl Orthopaedic Center Sports Medicine.

Dr. Lee is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon with a specialty in:

  • Shoulder injuries
  • Sports medicine
  • Fractures
  • Joint replacement surgery

He served as the director of sports medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center from 2008-2015. Currently, he and his team work with patients to create smart and effective restoration plans.

At the office of Dr. Lee, Jr., patients share in the decision-making process. Working with Dr. Lee, they develop treatment strategies that:

  • Restore range of motion
  • Improve function
  • Enhance the quality of life

The combination of Dr. Lee's years of experience and advanced treatment options means better patient outcomes.

When not caring for patients, Dr. Lee serves as the head team physician for Bloomfield College as well as the East Orange Campus High School, Weequahic High School, and East Side  High School football teams. Dr. Lee is married and has three children, as well.

Society Memberships 

  • Diplomat of The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellow of The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine



  • Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark NJ
  • St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ
  • Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville, NJ



  • Dr. Lee, Jr. was featured on TV to discuss hip and knee pain with Dr. Omar Bey on the "A Moment in Medicine" show!
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At our office, we are a non-participating provider for most major insurances plans. Please contact our office to confirm that your plan is accepted.

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